At least once every year, parents get a letter from their child’s teacher informing them that it is time to create the ever famous science project. Although this may send fear through the minds of most, it doesn’t have to be a scary process. School science projects can be fun; if you choose one that both you and your child are comfortable with.
Some of the things to consider when deciding on a school science project are; level of difficulty, amount of time required, amount of materials needed, and interest level for your child.
Depending on the age and grade level of your child there are a wide range of experiments to choose from. For younger children things like the celery root experiment, the cornstarch suspension experiment, and the egg in a bottle experiment. All three are simple enough for young children, but interesting enough to get everyone involved excited.
For middle school children you will want something a little more complex. Experiments that work well in this situation are; the music and plants experiment, sundial experiment, the bubble bomb, and the egg floatation experiment.
When your child reaches high school the experiments may become a little more difficult, but still not impossible. Some ideas for high school experiments include; solar energy experiments, corrosion experiments, the effects that different components have on plant germination.
No matter what grade your child may be in, one of the most important tips to remember is choose something that they are interested in, this will keep them motivated and dedicated to the project.
If you’re looking for a ready made experiment, get one of our Science Project guides. They’ll take you step by step through the experiments, all of which follow the scientific method.
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